Why Dive Timor

Why Dive Timor Leste (East Timor), Dili and Atauro Island?

Dive Timor Lorosae is located in Timor Leste / East Timor, which is within the Coral Triangle.  As a young country with vast untouched reefs and a refreshingly quiet number of scuba divers, Timor Leste’s location offers a unique diving experience. With constant upwellings from the deep channel found just off shore, there are continuous nutrients provided to the reef. Coral reefs here have stayed strong and healthy with almost no impact from the coral bleaching that have affected other areas of South East Asia. Timor Leste offers you one of the most bio-diverse underwater eco-system in the world, full of coral and fish species in crystal blue water that fills your eyes with beauty, keeping you amazed with each dive.

We have a range of different dive sites; muck dives, great wall dives and some underwater pinnacles, providing a diverse range of wildlife from Nudibranchs, frogfish and seahorses to schooling fish, turtles, reef sharks and if you are lucky enough maybe an eagle ray or dugong. Explore the North Coast of the main land from Dili, or boat dive Atauro Island.

You can also enjoy whale watching during the season as recent scientific studies discovered this  country has the healthiest population of Pygmy Blue Whales, in addition to 41 other species of cetaceans passing through these waters.

Why scuba dive with Dive Timor Lorosae? 

Dive Timor Lorosae is the oldest existing dive shop in Timor and the only PADI 5 star instructor development center (5 star IDC). Established in Timor Leste in 2000, we continue to work with a spirit of adventure and exploration. Most dive sites  here were discovered, explored and named by us! Always wanting to keep divers happy we continue to find amazing dive sites.

However, it is important to remember that our priority is beyond the fun but also your safety and comfort. We have highly qualified professional staff and dive gear in perfect conditions, being constantly serviced by our own qualified technicians.

Since the beginning Dive Timor Lorosae has tried to promote sustainable tourism as an alternative income to this country, educating our local staff is very important to us and when ever possible we take them scuba diving so they are aware of the beauty that exists in their own country. We aim to make what difference we can in this country through diving. We were the first to dive and explore Atauro Island and many of the north coast sites.

While visiting Timor why not stay in one of our accommodation options, Timor BackpackersGuest house or studio Apartments.

Please visit our Courses page for a full list of PADI SCUBA diving courses or book one of our Day Trips for your next adventure.

Don’t hesitate to contact us anytime at info@divetimor.com    …   we are more than happy to help you get the most out of Dive Timor and your trip to Timor Leste.